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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Aug 30, 2006 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "Scariest" Dark Star

Miami 89 is often mentioned as a "Scary" Dark Star- the notes on www.deadlists.com sometimes break down dark stars by mentioning sequences within the Star as "scary jam" or something like that.

It caught my eye, and I wanted to check out some jam sequences in Dark Star that are like this- but the question is not limited to Dark Star jamming- some of those long Other One Jams in 72-73 have some spooky passages.

Space is excluded from this section- I am just trying to find the boys at their most Haunting moments

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Poster: dscott Date: Sep 1, 2006 4:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Without a doubt, 9/17/70 is one of the most frightening. Check out where the band brings things to nearly a complete silence, only to pull out some loud shrieking sounds that are really jarring.

4/14/72 also has a lot of dark, angry energy to it before the sun rises on Sugar Magnolia.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

In The Deadhead's Taping Compendium, Volume III, 2 or 3 pages discribe the Miami 10/26/89 Darkstar and how it freaked out many at the venue that evening, a very powerful, weird & scary Darkstar, it's rated in the alltime top 5 at www.deadlists.com > Darkstar document.
It's here to stream and probably can be torrented somewhere
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-10-26s2.dsbd.miller.18664.shnf

If any of you'z is going to have a haunted house this halloween, it's a good soundtrack to play!

This post was modified by cosmicharlie on 2006-08-31 14:48:30

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

RFK 7/12/90 A monster. It was included on the third(?) View From the Vault release as filler. I'd rather they'd released that show.

As for the '72>'74 period? Just too many for me to single 'em out. I have a few favourite Dark Stars from that era but haven't played them a lot lately so I can't remember wherther they're scary or not. And I guess there's a certain amount of subjectivity too.

I had a Dark Star party every year for four years before I moved West where we'd play Dark Stars and whatever they went into until the band stopped playing.

If you want to have some Dark Star fun these are all phat goodies

10/09/89 Hampton breakout
3/29/90 (with Marsalis--check out the jam after first verse into Drums)
2/15/73 Dane County Coliseum
6/10/73 RFK
4/14/72 Tivoli Conert Hall, Denmark
9/20/90 holy moley!
12/31/89 (An unsettling Dark Star in a less than stellar show---they blew it out the night before--maybe, because it's one of the more lame New Year's Eve shows, they're trying to play their way out. Definitely worth at least one listen)

Lots more but that's a start.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

11-13-1972 is well worth building a late october evening around. audio is m'eh (no soundboard exists) but, if you can get beyond the recording...

ian

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Poster: kayatosh Date: Sep 3, 2006 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

11-11-73 = one of the best

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 31, 2006 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

8-1-73 is also one to listen to, after the verse it gets kinda spooky and spacy

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 31, 2006 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

I'm a DS fanatic, thanks for the headsup on 8/1/73, streaming it now, it's one i missed and it's very good!

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Poster: JodyC Date: Aug 31, 2006 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

I know you didn't want to include space, but I heard a Raven Space a while ago that should have scared the poop out of anyone who may have been experimenting during the show. Real creepy Edgar Allen Poe by Lesh. I'll have to check deadlists to see if that was a more than once occurence.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 31, 2006 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

do you have a link or date of that?

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Poster: JodyC Date: Aug 31, 2006 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Not handy, and there was nothing on deadlists. I remeber only sending that cd of the show (3rd cd opener) to my brother because the rest of the show was nothing special. Where's Stratocaster when you need the steel trap brain of all Dead related info?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Aug 31, 2006 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

don't take this the wrong way

but when in doubt always try yahoo or google..

just type in "grateful dead raven space" and you'll be surprised what you will find -baltimore 4-19-82

but of course coming here and asking deadheads is better.....:)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Aug 31, 2006 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Would never take it the wrong way. As part of the senior group, google still hasn't become second nature to me yet, and its amazing that typing in something as random as that will yield instant results. Thanks for the info.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Sep 1, 2006 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Hey- this old dog learned a new trick. Used your suggestion and googled grateful dead barbed wire whipping party and Tada! entries galore. Thanks for the reminder. I forget how powerful the internet can be. That barbed wire is some whack sh*t.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Aug 31, 2006 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Two astute readers have provided the date of 4/19/82. The show before it lists something as Phils' Earthquake Jam. Have to check that out as well. Thanks all. And yeah, its scary.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 31, 2006 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

Had the Raven Space for many years---even upgraded the sound once. A fantastic Estimated in this show too. They come back for the peak out part of the middle jam in the outro jam---wired for sound and loaded for bear they were that night. Nice Jack Straw and TLEO opener too I think (all this is from memory).

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Aug 31, 2006 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

10-31-91 - the jam during Kesey's rap as it builds definately qualifies as one of the most intense and angry, not sure about scary.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 31, 2006 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

10/31/91 gives me goosebumps....I was there, but it's better on tape...

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 2, 2006 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Scariest' Dark Star

wow! Wish I was. I moved from Oakland in March 91 so I missed that killer October run